What I don’t want this paper to become is a list of reasons why Hollywood and it’s directors are misogynist, it would be unfair to say. However when Hollywood is criticised for what ever reason, the public tend to focus on the treatment or rather mistreatment of it’s leading ladies. Being a woman does not mean the abuse is solely on your shoulders in the industry of golden globes and Oscar nominations, there are many men, although they appear to be a minority in contrast, that also suffer the constraints and abuse that the Hollywood system has under wraps. In Robert Hofler’s book “The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson: The Pretty Boys and Dirty Deals of Henry Willson,” there are many accounts of Wilson using his power to manipulate young men, who seeking fame or recognition, fall into his clutches. The book describes him as being a “casting couch agent”, again sex is being traded or forcible taken from young people to give them access to opportunities they should have
Unlike most male serial killers, nearly all their female counterparts murdered people they knew well or were at least acquainted this, oftentimes these victims being a part of their own family. The reason for this is that, contrasting with what we know about male serial killers, the females motives for killing are not characterized by a desire for domination, control, humiliation, or sadistic sexual violence, but solely for money or power (Kaplan). They kill from a “sensible” point of view and usually only kill for resources or for one-upmanship, which is what their primary drive was many centuries ago. Female serial killers are difficult to identify and apprehend for numerous reasons. The fact that they target relatives, the elderly, or the ill, utilizing relatively inconspicuous weapons may correlate with some of the reasons that female serial killers garner such a small amount of attention.
Women clearly have a larger role in the Penelopiad than in the Odyssey. Penelope and the maids are able to portray the power of women by staying strong while Odysseus was gone and being so witty as to deceive the suitors; and by seeking revenge on him for murdering the maids. The retelling of Penelope’s dream shows the reader that Odysseus wasn’t as great as he was made out to be and that he too made mistakes despite the heroism he achieved in the Odyssey. Women have an overall more powerful role in the Penelopiad seen in the narration and the behind the seen action the household while Odysseus is gone. It was made known that the women were much smarter and savvy than they were made out to be in the
What differentiated Fassbinder and Freud was the different distances they held from their feminine objects. While Freud observed them from the external point of view, i.e., from the perspective of the opposite and superior sex, at least a part of Fassbinder identified with his female characters/actors/lovers, three identities that always collapse onto each other in Fassbinder’s life and work. It is for this reason that women’s different sexual orientations and their alienating feeling towards the society and family that shaped their identity were exposed more fully in Fassbinder’s films than in Freud’s case studies. In the case of Dora, the fears and desires of the female patients risked being reduced to a delayed sexual desire first with the
It is rather difficult to critique his films from a patriarchal perspective as he questions and undermines the system which is very evident from his creation of Lisa Fremont. It also suggests Hitchcock’s ideology that female independence and equality are no no longer detrimental or harmful to marriage. At the same time Hitchcock forsees danger in maintaining the tradition of male authority. Spoto opines that “the highly moralistic Hithcock describes the devastating effect of crime on the victim; his real contempt is for the victimizer, in every case a man. In most Hithcock romances, the woman is courageous precisely because she is willing to risk so much for love—something alien to the manipulative, ungrownupman” (qtd in Keith 1).
From the start of the novel, it is clear that the narrator, Cecelia Brady, does not have the most favorable view of Hollywood. Growing up as the daughter of a movie industry executive, Cecelia is able provide an insider perspective into the supposed glamorous lifestyle of Hollywood. She mentions how she “always wished fervently that we looked more interesting than we did” (Fitzgerald 8) because the reality of working within Hollywood often failed to meet the expectation of adoring
Most histories contain mainly the names of men who are important actors in events. Thus, women who are 'named ' in histories have to be far more influential than the men around them. Joan of Arc is important, then, for one reason being she was a woman who made a difference. We can see how sexism in that society operated, as well, while reading the story of her life after she worked so hard for her cause and was captured and believed 'possessed '. Eventually put to death because of 'demons ' rather than realizing/recognizing the possibility she may actually have had innate leadership
While males have a similar theory, castration anxiety, it is more easily solved as they just have a fear of losing what they already have, while females have to come to terms with not having a penis at all (Gay 1988). Generally, a female will exhibit a love for her father, and eventually replaces her wish for a penis with a wish for a baby in puberty, and that is where Freud attributes females’ drive for children. Overall, Freud’s theory places women as the greater sufferer of the two, because coming to terms with something that has already been taken away from you is much more difficult than being afraid of losing that thing, according to Freud. Freud also accounts that females develop a less demanding superego because of his theory of penis envy as well. (Gay 1988).
Meaningless Clues Oscar Wilde once said, “A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.” In the play “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell, Mrs. Wright in the beginning, disgusts the reader. Her demeanor, described as queer many times, she seems emotionless about her husband’s death absolutely. In the early 1900’s women were fighting for their rights as American citizens and workers – hoping to obtain equal respect and opportunity that the men had. Glaspell displays an unexpected outcome through misleading the reader by showing more professionalism in the male law enforcement, expanding on the actual trifles the women discover, and how the women put their emotions and empathy first even though one is the wife of the Sheriff. The men during this time period were predominate in the industry and working class.
Cunegonde could be considered admirable due to the fact that shes’s doing what needs to be done in order to survive like any othere women would have done during that time, even thought she is consistently being raped. Voltaire makes what is considered heinous and monstrous in to something that could be seen as a completely normal occurrence. What I find funny is that Voltaire was an activist for the rights of women yet he protrayed the female characters as being once beautiful and wealthy i.e the old women being the daughter of Urban Pope X and Cunegonde daughter of a German Baron or being a tramp in the case of Paquette which proves how well Voltaire utilizes